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    Sofa Mountain Scramble

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    Very Hard
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    5 - 6 h
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    13.5 km
    This reflects the total elevation gained throughout this route as measured by the GPS file. This includes all ascents and descents, and is higher than what is quoted in most route guides, which simply measure the distance between the starting-point and high-point of the route.
    1,052 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    The Sofa Mountain Trail scramble gains over 1,000 m elevation in a short amount of time. Consider this trail to be straight up the mountain and prepare yourself for some route finding. It’s a fun, hands-on scramble, perfect for those looking to escape the crowds and still get up high for some grand views of the park.

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    Route Description for Sofa Mountain Scramble

    Begin your trip to Sofa Mountain through the tall grasses in the meadow. You will be able to follow a faint track that leads to the base of the mountain, which is in clear view. The easy trail that leads to the mountain is straightforward despite being quite faint. When you reach the grassy ridge and begin your ascent, the trail starts to get more difficult. It is steep and straight up.

    The ridge flattens briefly before rising again with extensive rock features. The trail becomes hands-on from here as you will come across some bouldery sections with rock chimneys. After gaining the rock faces, you will come to a flatter section, where you will be able to walk to the summit. There’s an option to descend the north ridge to create a lollipop; however, our route shows a regular out-and-back along the northeast ridge.

    Getting to the Sofa Mountain Scramble Trailhead

    To get to Sofa Mountain, drive northeast on Highway 5 and turn right onto Highway 6. Continue on this road until you see a pullout for a viewpoint. Just beyond this point, you will find a faint gravel pullout with a lightly-used track through the tall grasses. Park here, where you can see your objective across the meadow.

    Route Information

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    • Backcountry Campsites


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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